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"Low" is the debut single by Americanmarker rapper Flo Rida, featured on his debut album Mail On Sunday and also featured on the soundtrack to the 2008 film Step Up 2: The Streets. The song features T-Pain and was co-written with T-Pain. There is also a remix in which the hook is sung by Flo Rida rather than T-Pain. An official remix was made which features rapper Pitbull and T-Pain.

The single was a hit worldwide and the longest running number one single of 2008. With five million paid digital downloads, it was certified 5x Platinum by the RIAA, and is the most downloaded single in history, measured by paid digital downloads.

It was also performed live with the band Simple Plan at the 2008 MuchMusic Video Awards. There is also a clean version remix of the song by Radio Disney. This song is also featured on DANCE! Online, a multiplayer online casual rhythm game.

Chart performance

The song debuted at number 91 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on November 6, 2007, and reached #1 during the week of January 5, 2008. The song also generated the second (Behind Flo Rida's Right Round) greatest one-week digital sales in the history of Billboard Magazine's Digital Songs chart, with 467,000 digital copies in one week. The previous song that had held the record, "Fergalicious" by Fergie featuring Will.I.Am, had sold 295,000 digital copies in the beginning of 2007. "Low" was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 10 weeks and in the top ten of the chart for 23 weeks overall, making it both T-Pain and Flo Rida's most successful single to date.

The song was dethroned on the Hot 100 by Usher's "Love in This Club" featuring Young Jeezy. As the first #1 on the Hot 100 of 2008, "Low" held the #1 position longer than any song did in 2008 (see 2008 in music), and is the longest running Hot 100 #1 since Beyoncé's "Irreplaceable." The song is also the longest-running #1 in the history of the Billboard Hot Digital Songs chart, topping the chart for 13 weeks, and also on the Pop 100 chart, where it ruled for 12 weeks and where it's now spending its record 58th week on the tally. "Low" has gone on to become the best-selling digitally-downloaded song of all time, with current U.S. digital sales of over 5,000,000. The song stayed on the Hot 100 for 37 weeks, before dropping out in June 2008.

The physical release of the single occurred in the UK - week beginning 24 March 2008. On July 13, 2008, the song moved up 6 places from #28 to #22 on the UK Singles Chart, and then up another 3 places to #19 the following week, several months after its official release. To date "Low" has spent 39 weeks on the Hot 100 chart, and although it failed to reached #1 in the UK it has now amassed 53 weeks inside the UK Top 75 (making it the joint 13th longest runner of all time), and 75 weeks inside the Top 100. It has recently resurfaced due to the popularity of Flo Rida's recent #1 hit "Right Round" and current single "Sugar"). On July 20, 2008, the song climbed back up to #19 in the UK because of the DVD release of Step Up 2 the Streets.

"Low" has also done well outside of the U.S., also reaching #1 in Irelandmarker, Canadamarker, Francemarker, Swedenmarker, Australia, New Zealandmarker, and Thailandmarker. It reached #2 in the Philippinesmarker and UKmarker. The song also reached the top ten position in Austriamarker, Belgiummarker, Finlandmarker, Israelmarker, Denmarkmarker and Greecemarker.

It stayed on the Billboard 200 for 39 weeks. The song was ranked at #23 on Billboard's All Time Top 100. The song was also was ranked #1 on the Billboard Top Hot 100 Hits of 2008. On December 28, 2008, It was listed at #11 for UK Singles Chart year-end countdown and was named highest-selling single in Australia in 2008.

Music Video

The video of "Low" contains certain clips from Step Up 2 The Streets. It also contains cameos from Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Cool & Dre, Briana Evigan, & Torch & Gunplay of Triple C's. Also, T-Pain and Flo Rida are in a nightclub in a few scenes. The music video reached the #1 spot on 106 & Park for 5 days and 22 days on TRL. The music video was also nominated at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Male Video and Best Hip-Hop Video, but lost to Chris Brown's With You (Best Male Video) and Lil Wayne's Lollipop (Best Hip-Hop Video) videos. The video has also been viewed over 52 million times on the popular video sharing site, YouTube.


Flo Rida received the highest Gold & Platinum certification of any artist in March, according to the Recording Industry Association of America's (RIAA) monthly G&P count. His EP "Low" sold more than 3 million singles and 1 million ringtones, to earn the Atlantic artist Gold, Platinum, and 3x multi-Platinum prestige for his chart-topping hit. The song was also certified 2x Platinum in New Zealand on September 28, 2008, selling over 30,000 copies. In Canada it was certified 3x Platinum in digital downloads and 4x Platinum in Ringtones.


Chart (2008) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 1
Austrian Singles Chart 9
Belgian Singles Chart 7
Canadian Hot 100 1
Danish Singles Chart 9
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles 3
Finnish Singles Chart 9
French Singles Chart 33
German Singles Chart 13
Greek Singles Chart 8
Irish Singles Chart 1
Norwegian Singles Chart 12
New Zealand Singles Chart 1
Swiss Singles Chart 13
Swedish Singles Chart 17
Portuguese Singles Chart 39
UK Singles Chart 2
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks 1
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 9
U.S. Billboard Pop 100 1

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